|Motto||Pursue the Excellence and Share the Resources|
|9 Chinese Universities|
The Excellence League (a.k.a. Excellence 9 League, E9 League) (simplified Chinese: 卓越联盟; traditional Chinese: 卓越聯盟; pinyin: Zhuóyuè Liánméng) is an alliance of 9 Chinese universities established in 2010.
Beijing Institute of Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Southeast University, Harbin Institute of Technology, South China University of Technology, Tianjin University, Tongji University and Northwestern Polytechnical University are 8 Project 985 National Key Universities with strong backgrounds in engineering. On 23 June 2010, to implement the Outline of the National Program for Medium and Long-term Reform and Development of Education (2010-2020) and Outline of the National Program for Medium and Long-term Talent Development (2010-2020) of China, MOE of China started the Excellent Engineer Education Program in Tianjin University aiming at promoting China's education for future engineers.
One month later, the above-mentioned 8 universities signed the Framework Convention on the Education of Excellent Talents (Chinese: 《卓越人才培养合作框架协议》) in Tongji University, Shanghai, China. The League started to boost comprehensive cooperation among member universities holding the principle of Pursue the Excellence and Share the Resources since then.
And, soon, in Aug 2010, Chongqing University declared its participance into the League which expanded the League's coverage to 9 universities. The League is also called E9 League because of this.
In 2011, Hunan University was permitted to join the library system of Excellence 9 universities. However, it was not accepted as an official member. Now the league is stilled named excellence 9 which specifically means that the total number of member universities are 9. 
According to the convention signed by member universities, the cooperation among them includes:
- Explore laws and methods for educating excellent talents
- Push forward the reform of the university entrance and enrollment
- Promote joint-education for undergraduate and postgraduate students
- Promote international cooperations
- Cooperate in teaching, research and industrialization
The League now offers exchange programs for undergraduates. Students can choose to study in another league member as long as he or she is enrolled by one of the 9 members. In this way, all the students within these 9 universities can share educational resources
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